Ali Lohan, 18, is going to live in South Korea for a while to be a “model”

You might remember this – Lindsay Lohan’s little sister Ali (“Aliana”) Lohan is a “model” now. She signed on to a modeling agency last year, around the same time she debuted a new face and a very, very slender body. Beyond the controversies about whether or not Ali had plastic surgery at the age of 16 or 17 (she did) and whether she has some kind of eating disorder (probably), there was another controversy: who is really hiring Ali Lohan to “model”? Well, Ali did get some runway work, and she appeared on the cover of Page Six Magazine and… ??? I think that was it. Ali Lohan: Model isn’t really taking the world by storm, bless her heart. Her mother and her sister have Ali so mixed up, the girl would have been better off being raised by wolves, and at this point in her life, it’s not like Ali is in a place where she could… I don’t know, pursue an education? So, modeling it is. And Ali is going to stick with it. IN SOUTH KOREA!

Let’s hope Lindsay Lohan’s little sister likes to chow down on things like kimchi and bibimbap … because her modeling agency just sent her 6,000 miles away to go find work in … KOREA!

According to our sources … 18-year-old Ali Lohan will spend the next 30 days or so living in Korea (South, not North) with a group of 3-4 other Americans in a “model house” as they all try to book gigs in the Asian market.

Sources close to Lohan tell TMZ … Ali had no issues with peacing out of the U.S. for a few weeks — she’ll now be an entire ocean away from Dina — and told friends she’ll keep in touch via Skype.

Her family said goodbye last week with a sendoff dinner in NYC (below) … but LiLo couldn’t make it because she’s too busy shooting “The Canyons” with that porn star guy.

Good luck Ali … and if you see a sign that says “Nuclear Testing Ground” … walk the other way.

[From TMZ]

On one side, I think anything that gets Ali away from The Crackhead Clan is a good thing. On the other side, Lindsay is an international call girl who might be initiating her little sister into the Asian market. Maybe it’s all legit – I really hope it is. I really hope that Ali takes South Korea by storm and she books a lot of legit modeling gigs. I hope Mother Crackhead hasn’t just sold her youngest daughter into some kind of international call girl ring operating out of Seoul.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. G says:

    Out of rehab. The best thing that can happen to her is to be away from her sister and family.

    I can’t criticize this kid. The only thing she’s ever done wrong is be born into this train wreck family. She’s like a hostage to their total dysfunction. I wish her well.

  2. original almond says:

    That poor girl never stood a chance.

  3. whatthehell456 says:

    18? Seriously? I would have said somewhere around her late 20′s…..yeesh…Just more proof that the Blohan Clan literally sucks the life out of it’s members.

  4. brin says:

    Well, we’re talking about the Lohans here so let’s hope Ali was sent to South Korea and not North.

  5. Tillie says:

    Poor girl. That is some messed up family. Hope she can escape the madness somewhat in South-Korea..

  6. Bondon says:

    Who would willingly go to Korea to model at age 18? I know, from our point of view, it gets her away from her train-wreck family. But AS IF Dina would let her willingly go and pursue her own modelling path. I’m thinking Dina has her (bloody)signature all over this Korean modelling mess.

    • Beth says:

      It really sounds to me like she is going to be an escort over there…

    • Rhea says:

      I always thought if you want a serious modelling carier, you supposed to start in…well, you know Italy, New York, or whatever big fashion city at the moment.

      I mean, although South Korea lately is sort of a trendsetter around the Asia for their clothing style, Japan sounds more promising for modelling carier than Korea for me.

      • qqert says:

        She has no talent so she probably couldnt even score the japanese gig.
        well she has to go somewhere in asia where it doesnt matter whether you have talent or not, just you being a white person is good enough so s korea it is lol

      • swansong says:

        Asia’s easy/quick money, even for top models.

        New models are sent there (and places like madrid, venice, brazil etc) to get experience/money/pay off agency debt/portfolio photos, so that they can go to one of the big four (ny, london, paris, milan) as a model who knows what to do, while still being ‘fresh’ and ‘new’ to the fashion world.

        Almost all the work they do there stays hidden, even from the internet, unless they use it in their portfolio. Asia has a lot of jobs for western girls (especially blue eyed, light haired girls), and will also pay a fair bit for established models. One model (Snejana iirc) went to Japan to shoot a skincare ad instead of doing any runway shows that season – that’s how much they pay.

    • bluhare says:

      There was a blind item last week about someone who was going to stay in rehab for another 30 days. My money says it might be true and it’s about Ali.

      • Michelle says:

        I know right? I read the story, and I thought it was fishy. Prostituting is a good guess, sadly, but I think it is about that blind. And well, if she’s in rehab still, all the better.

      • Genevieve says:

        You know what?

        That makes me recall ANOTHER blind item a few months ago. Something about a former Disney-esque actress who had been “given” to this bazillionaire-type mogul by her parents when she was young. Despite her spiral into drug addiction, her lack of jobs due to basically being unemployable, he continued to sponsor this actress and support her family because he was hanging in for the REAL prize he’d been waiting for- the younger sister of the drug-addled, unemployable actress. And the family had been grooming the younger sister for this fate, and she knew what was in store for her.

        When I read it, I thought, “WAYYY too far out to be anything more than on over the top blind item. Great creative writing.” But if any of that COULD be true…doesn’t it sound like the famewhore Blohans pimping out their kids?

        I know it sounds absurd. It wasn’t Lainey, it may have been Ted/ Awful Truth, can’t remember. Am I just hallucinating, or did anyone else see the blind I’m speaking of?

      • Michelle says:

        I saw it Genevieve. On blindgossip. The popular guess was the Lohan family. So… it’s either prostitution or rehab… poor girl.

  7. lisa2 says:

    When I first saw this I got chills because all I could think about was that movie Taken..

    be safe girl..

    • Lady D says:

      Thought the same thing lisa2. I feel for this girl, and I hope she’s okay in S. Korea. I personally would be terrified at the thought of my young daughter so far away. Not freaking money-hungry White Oprah. I’m sure she’s collecting her 20% from Ali, and made sure her life insurance was up-to-date before she left.

  8. MarenGermany says:

    because sending her daughter away and on her own has worked so well before for dina.

  9. cupidityrox! says:

    The Curious Case of Ali Lohan. This girl literally looks like she could pass for someone 10 years older.

  10. Cleveland Girl says:

    I don’t know. I think this could work for her. They like the “animae” looking models in that part of the world. This could really jump start her career. If she is going to be a serious model she has to go where she will be booked for jobs. Not every one can start in Paris or Milan or New York.

    • Ari says:

      Actually I have read that most models who are sent to Korea or China probably didn’t make it in Japan or the US or no-one was hiring them (booking them.) So they send them out next to those countries to see how they do as they tend to go for a more natural look as in the US and Japan, the look can tend to be more artificial (Photoshop, GEO lenses) and yes, Anime look. This is only what I have seen happen to a few folks out there that are internet famous not real celebrities or anything. And I could be completely f-ing wrong. Either way, if it is Korea and they DO like the natural aesthetic more…uh, good luck? LOL

  11. The Divine Miss M says:

    I live in South Korea, and this is the worst news I’ve had all day. The last thing this country needs is another cracked out fool behind the wheel of a car. I know it’s Lindsay who’s notorious for not knowing left from right or the gas pedal from the brake pedal, but it’s painfully obvious that the rotten apples don’t fall too far from their mangled tree in that family.

    And of course the rate of prostitution here is insane, so once the Lohans catch onto that, the whole family will probably flock over here to make a quick buck. The upshot is that the SoKo drug laws are enforced a heckuva lot harder than their prostitution laws, so I’m thinking Lilo, should she decide to terrorize us, would probably be busted at the airport out of the simple fact that she’s made of 80% crack. (The other 20% is lies and delusion.) I guess the no-drugs thing would be good for Ali, although I feel like the body image and eating disorder problems here are ten times what they are in the US, and that’s saying something.

    All that said, this would probably be the place where Lilo meets her demise. Most Korean drivers are approximately as crazy as a Lohan behind the wheel, and I drive every day here, so I feel qualified to make that statement. Ugh. Please, stay in Seoul and away from my city! The last thing I need is another lunatic driver endangering my family and me!

  12. Bogz says:

    Does her messed up woman beating dad NOT get any of the blame for how his daughters turned out?

    • olcranky says:

      considering it’s orange oprah whoring them out and enabling and excusing destructive behavior and their abysmal excuse of a father has been out of their lives for so long, it’s pretty obvious that Dina is the one who should get the bulk of the blame

  13. Palefire says:

    SHES 18!!! omg I seriously thought she was like I Remb pics of her w long black hair partying w Lindsay years ago I thought she was 18 than.

  14. Jacq says:

    Sorry, but Ali doesn’t exactly have it going on in the looks department & if it was going to “happen” for her wouldn’t that have come to pass after Page Six? She does have some fame here in the states, I don’t understand why she’s relocating. Are the gigs in Korea better than LA?
    Lohan international call girl 2.0 – how sad

  15. Alexis says:

    To be really blunt, if you are white and willing to live in Asia, it is easier to get modelling work than it would be in comparable Western markets. She stands much more of a chance in South Korea than in Europe.

    And I’m all for it. Ali has an eating disorder, but other than that, had shown no signs of being a bad person. Lindsay and Dina both seem like toxic people, so she’s doing well for herself by getting away.

  16. Adrien says:

    Heck, Ali has a good chance leading a better life in North Korea than in a Lohan household.

  17. salamanca says:

    I think this isn’t true. She’s probably going for longer time to rehab for eating disorder and pills addiction (as some blind items say).

    • Dagny says:

      +1 – Lindsay’s lifestyle is starting to rub off on her.

    • serena says:

      Can someone post those blind items please?

      • the original bellaluna says:

        serena – Here’s one from CDAN, from July 24:

        It has now been a little over 30 days since this sibling of a trainwreck actress entered rehab. She is supposed to have been released by now, but maybe she needed more help for her issues which include an eating disorder which is caused by her addiction to some pills her sister got her hooked on.

    • liteNOTSObrite says:

      That’s my theory as well. This is a rehab coverup for sure.

    • Ruby Red Lips says:

      Totally agree

      How could Ali live with her cracked out sis who she idolises and not pick up some of crackies habits…

      Ali’s eyes look dull and lacking life – so def something going on there, likely drugs, eating disorder &/or plain misery/depression

      And I hate to say it but Ali is a Lohan so think the poor girl was always going to end screwed up and not convinced Ali is innocent or even wants to escape the crackie drama

      Plus a while back there were blinds about 2 siblings hooking up with the same guy & also both having abortions…v sick if true & totally Lohan behaviour – Ali is prob ‘escorting’ already

  18. TexTRex says:

    After reading The Divines comments and others, I’m thinking she’ll be “modeling” in SK for a few years and then be back after she’s too old. But then again, she looks washed up/older already. The Client will look at her and say, “you’re supposed to be 18. I want discount!”.

  19. Sorella says:

    I feel sorry for her, she comes from such a messed up family, they way they value fame over everything and she can’t break away because she knows nothing else. Maybe this is her chance but it sounds skeevy, hope not.

  20. Maritza says:

    What do they see in this girl? I don’t get it.

  21. Blue says:

    That sounds shady as hell. Poor Ali.

  22. francesca1 says:

    It’s cool to see Keira Knightley’s older, mannish sister has the ability to levitate.

  23. Soxfan says:

    Somethin’ in the milk a’int clean here. Many rumors had Ali in rehab for the past month and that she was to stay a bit longer. How convienient that she is now going to Korea! I looked on Next’s website(don’t judge) and Asia is not represented. I don’t know the modeling world, but can you be sent to a country for work if that country is not represented on the site?? She also had a new set of implants put in again from the pic. Hmmmmm…

    • Bess says:

      I agree. Ali has mostly been living with the Cracken for over three years. She disappeared sometime in May and now this news about living in Korea for a month.

      I say that she’s in rehab or hospital for whatever “habits” she picked up from living with the Cracken.

    • Kimlee says:

      I think your right from the way TMZ articale read it looks like she already left or will leave any day know. One would think that if this story was true Craky and Mama Lohan would have mentioned this. I would have bet that Mama Lohan whould have used this as her exuase for stiffing the charity dinner.

      ( Like how she didn’t know what she was doing because she was depressed because her daughter move to South Korea and she over come with worry. )

      She nor cracky didn’t mention any of this somthing seems up, when the family not trying pimp this out for attention you know somthing wrong.

  24. Stormy says:

    I was into modeling around her age.at 18 they wanted to send me to Hong Kong for 3 months.Sounded shady as hell to me.I didn’t go.The movie Taken hadnt been made but I defiantly had the feeling,if I went,I’d never be found again.(shudders)

  25. paola says:

    This girl looks like an ugly version of Wynona Ryder. A really really ugly wynona.

  26. HadleyB says:

    are there any recent pics of her? These are old.. I wonder what she looks like now and if she grew out that horrid haircut.

  27. Thea says:

    This isnt going to end well.

  28. dorothy says:

    Mama Lohan will do anything to line her wallet. Even sending her youngest daughter halfway accross world to do it. Did anyone really expect her to do any better with Ali? Poor girl.

  29. Ai says:

    As someone who is Asian and lives in Asia, this girl could never EVER do an ‘anime’ look. She could only do those extreme fashion, like sci-fi or fantasy themes because of her sharp features. Yes, Asians do adore some Western celebs but if we are talking beauty, we have our own beauty standards and plenty of Asian celebs and models. Asian markets use generic Western models to portray or reflect ‘international’ of certain brands, goods. For Japan, all Japanese fashion magazines already have regular models that are contracted to them; at most many are Eurasian or mixed but no Western models. Only 1 or 2 magazines devoted to Western fashion: re Europe will have Western models. Lastly, in the Asian editions of US magazines, they mostly feature Asian and Western celebs and will feature some mini spread of generic models. For example the most famous Japanese anime model/singer is called ‘kyary pamyu pamyu’ just google her image and you will know it’s impossible for Ali to do so. having said all that, I do hope she enjoys her stay in lovely S Korea and escape her crazy family.

  30. Vivian says:

    While human traffickers do use the model agency as a front to their business, not all attempts to send models to Asia should be feared as sex trafficking. They do have a large and booming fashion industry. The gangs that operate here have plenty of east European girls that they have lured if we are talking about prostitution here; I would think that Ali’s agency is legit. Hope it all works out or that she is going to an extend recovery programme in SK.

    • swansong says:

      Exactly. Some of these comments are so xenophobic… Not all foreigners want to sell you to pimps, and many people do have a lot of disposable income/love for fashion in Asia.

      • sala says:

        Many of the comments come across as if people don’t know that S.Korea is a developed country with a very high standard of living. Of course the agency sending her there should be reputable, that’s a given. I spent a year in S.Korea at 19 and had a fantastic time: wonderful people and food, travel throughout Asia, and I was able to make a significant dent paying off my student loans while working there. I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything.

  31. kibbles says:

    Her look could actually be very attractive in the Korean modeling industry. I think she looks awful and probably has an eating disorder, but South Korea is one of the most look obsessed nations on the planet. Anorexia is considered to be an attractive look in Korea. Women are pressured to get plastic surgery and starve themselves, often from their own parents. Being tall, white, and underweight will surely help Ali land gigs for some major clothing stores in that country.

  32. tru tru says:

    I hope she is not modeling for some wealthy old ass businessmen over there.

    maybe she is going to finish her rehab stint. there have been tons of rumors that she has been holed up in one in the US for weeks.

  33. TheOneAndOnly says:

    Oh for the true supermodel days of the 80s/90s if this chicks a “model” what would you call beauties like Yasmeen Ghauri and Naomi Campbell, I pass girls like this at Wal-Mart every week.

    • BorgQueen says:

      I love that you referenced Yasmeen Ghauri, THE 90′s Supermodel. My gay bff is obsessed with her since the 90s.

      • TheOneAndOnly says:

        Check out some of her many clips on youtube grace and elegance on the runway not like today; youtube is a veritable fashion archive; although i’ve read some i can’t for the life of me understand why the fashion industry ditched beauties such as yasmeen starting around the yr 2000 or so who wants to see 14 yr old anorexic east europeans playing grownup; and no true fashionista wants to see celebs on fashion mag covers, blame this on SATC among other things.

      • Minty says:

        Ah, Yasmeen. She was fierce. She moved like a panther on the runway. Her walk was better than Naomi’s, IMHO.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      She’s too unattractive to model, IMHO. What did she look like before they jacked up her face? I don’t remember.

      However, I feel that way about Kate Moss. I too miss the supermodels of the 80s/early 90s. Back then, models were someone I wanted to look like. Now they are someone I would hate to look like.

  34. Lem says:

    I think she is being sent to be schooled for Lindsay’s benefactor. I totally believe all the blinds about Ali taking over (that position)when she turned legal. Too many rumors of LiLo tricking her out for years now. All the poor girl has ever wanted to do is to be just like LL.
    Now she has the chance to take her spot.
    This is going to get messy. But I think not for a few years yet

  35. serena says:

    I hope she gets away from her crackheaded family. She really needs it.
    If there is an ocean between them, even better. Also, she is nobody in Korea so things might as well turn out ok there, even if Lilo flies there nobody is gonna move their ass for her (or so I hope).

  36. Sassy says:

    this is the blind item :
    Blind Item #1

    It has now been a little over 30 days since this sibling of a trainwreck actress entered rehab. She is supposed to have been released by now, but maybe she needed more help for her issues which include an eating disorder which is caused by her addiction to some pills her sister got her hooked on.

  37. Amea says:

    Is the wind blowing her away in that last picture?

  38. Barbara says:

    Check the history of any top model and you will find that all agencys send their new models to Asia or Europe to build their portfolio and get experience.

  39. mike says:

    Wow. I’ve known people were ignorant, but you peeps take the prize.

    Koreans aren’t obsessed with whites, nor will they blindly throw their money away at any old white face. Korea is as nationalist as we in the US are, and vastly prefer their own kinds over others, white or not.

    There are white escorts in Korea–just as there are Asian escorts here in the US. They tend to get paid above the norm due to the exoticism and rarity factor, but the highest paid girls are Korean/Japanese “geisha” types at exclusive private clubs.

    And please… Taken?! That movie is awesome but you do know it’s completely fantasy, right?! Srly. If there’s a white slavery ring kidnapping wealthy white Americans in Paris (of all places!), then there can be a white slavery ring kidnapping wealthy white Americans in NYC too!

    White models can make decent money in Korea, but that’s not because Koreans worship them or prefer them over their own kinds. It’s mostly for international work, Korean companies doing biz overseas–their domestic rags employ Asian (korean or otherwise) models mostly.

    • Oddree says:

      Seriously…I can only shake my head at some of these comments…

    • Mean Hannah says:

      Yup…shaking my head and decided not to bother commenting. Too many to tackle.

    • LeenB says:

      While I agree with most of what you said, I must disagree about white slavery. One of my aunts who is german, white and blonde as they come. And while in France/UK I can’t remember which country it was but it was definitely in europe a group of 10-15 men who were obviously in a gang tried to kidnap her in the metro (she was quite young, about 15 years old) until my other aunt and uncle dragged
      her away. Just saying these things exist. I’ve also watched tons of documentaries about prostitution and slavery especially white slavery rings.

    • ViktoryGin says:

      Mike…..have you lived in Korea and directly experienced their form of racialized sexual preference? While Koreamns are very nationalistic and have a deep-rooted sense of ethnic pride, to say that they are not deferential to Western standards of beauty is just erroneous. It’s actually more accurate to say that there is an attraction/repulsion dynamic that exists in S. Korean culture in regards to white Westerners. Since the S. Korean govt legalized the use of foreigners in their ad campaigns in 1992 the cultural aesthetic has dramatically changed to value features that are obviously more Europeanized such as a “small face” and “big eyes”. This is not Japanese. Anyway, I’m not going to turn this into a dissertation. Ethnic pride is one of th many casualties of globalization.

    • ViktoryGin says:

      In the three years I lived in S. Korea, I saw some the most busted white models who would never even get hired for a fashion show at their local strip mall. Plus they’ll Koreanize her for their market. (I imagine that they’ll have a pladtic surgeon in Gangnam shave down her chin. They don’t like strong bone structure.) She’ll be fine.

  40. Mar says:

    Dinah Lohan is the lowest form of life possible.
    I feel bad for Ali. They have been trying so hard for her to get famous- it hasn’t worked. Must be depressing for Ali.
    The only work LL has been successful with is Mean Girls- and that was solely due to Tina Fey. I’m not sure why people ever thought LL was that bankable to begin with- and spare me with The Parent Trap crap

  41. tifygodess24 says:

    I am sorry but the only thing I can see her modeling for is “faces of meth” magazine or if she gets all fancy maybe High Times…

  42. Lk says:

    There is a really messed up documentary called girl model about the life of these girls sent to Asia to model. I shuddered when I read the headline. Poor thing … She isn’t the ‘Asian type’ they like really young looking blonde girls. Creepy stuff. Still better than being a Lohan I guess.

  43. G says:

    Goodness. Do any of you know ANYTHING about South Korea or does you xenophobia make you feel completely justified in your racism?

    I suspect the modelling agency which is quite reputable is trying to assist her in a fresh start.

  44. bagladey says:

    “Lindsay is an international call girl”, WHAAAT? No allegedly? Tell us your facts. Please.

  45. Karen Wallace says:

    Now you made me sad. I hope she really is modeling.

  46. joho777 says:

    I can hear Dina alreadt, “All sales are final, and absolutely no returna of any kind.”

  47. Syko says:

    She was actually a pretty girl a few years back, before she got those eyebrows and melted all the flesh from her bones.

    I first thought the haircut was awful too, but then I compared it to the snarled, style-less mops on Dina’s and Lindsay’s heads, and decided I like it. At least it’s made of hair, not some sort of synthetic.

  48. Marycontrary says:

    Every time I see this girl I feel very sad for her. I don’t think she ever had a childhood or any kind of stability in her life. It’s a terrible shame.
    I wish her luck and all the best.

  49. Michelle says:

    I’m sorry, but this child is uglier than homemade soap.

    • bubbles says:

      hey, I make some pretty homemade soaps with flowers and sh-t, however, I would say I hope her inside doesn’t match her outside because then she is f…. why can’t she go to school or something? oh, right, look at the potatohead girls, it’s called delusion.

  50. d says:

    I lived in S.Korea for a while and have to say it’s a pretty great place. Seoul is just crazy fantastic. But I could never figure out the fashion industry/modeling/trends. When I was there, Paris Hilton was all over the advertisements in media, on billboards, on subway posters, in advertising in the chichi stores. Nowhere near the same amount as in North America. And tons of ads for skin whitening (called “skin brightening” products and they have them even for men). I thought it was deemed peasant-y if you had brown/tanned skin, whereas if you had white skin, it meant you were richer and of a better class. Maybe my memory is foggy.
    Anyway, as for Ali, I hope this is legit and I hope she gets to have a fun clean time. There’s shadiness in Seoul and the like just like in every big city though, so I hope she’s got a good support system. They’re not in Korean, more for expats, but she didnt seem to get a mention on The Korea Times website. no results in a search (for for the gig story). Nothing. The Korea Herald: same. Old stories but not this one. Maybe tomorrow.

  51. MissyA says:

    In other news, the only prerequisites for becoming a “model” is a predilection for narcotics and a raging eating disorder.

    . . . Good luck Ali

  52. Denise says:

    Girls don’t go to South Asia and ‘take it by storm’, unfortunately. It’s best not to go at all, they are not paid well if at all despite how it’s sold, and surprise surprise, are treated as sub-humans. This is not high fashion and they are not treated as stars. It’s heartbreaking that these girls want to model so bad they will give up every last bit of dignity to appear in a magazine. Maybe. As young as 13 (they make you lie about your actual age).

  53. lucy2 says:

    Poor girl. I’m guessing rehab too – hopefully, anyway, the next possibility is prostitution.
    The idea of her mother sending her off to any foreign country just raises red flags.

  54. pintaLOL says:

    SK is very advanced, you guys are talking as if it’s some rando Commie country; it’s NOT lol

    I bet it’s either a cover up for rehab or SURGERY.

  55. novaraen says:

    She’s probably going away for more plastic surgery…she’ll come back from her “modeling” trip with two slugs on her face, her eyes pulled back to her ears, a nose job and DD’s on her chest.